Mill View Garden Centre (incorporating the Willow Tree Coffee Shop) is a family run business based in Wheatley, Oxfordshire, just a short drive from junction 8 of the M40.
There is something for everyone at Mill View Garden Centre. There is a full selection of plants shrubs, including perennials, climbers, seasonal bedding, hanging baskets, herbs, heathers and bulbs. The shop also has a selection of seeds and bulbs and terracotta pots, composts and decorative aggregates.
As well as everything you need for your garden you will also find a pet section that provides a full range of bird feed, small animal food and sundries.
With weekly deliveries, they are always ready to order items they don’t stock for customers. You just need to ask.
The coffee shop provides a place to relax with drinks and homemade cakes and snacks. They have lots of hot or cold sandwiches available as well as lots of toppings for jacket potatoes. Plus, there is the homemade soup which changes weekly. A full English breakfast is also available (with a vegetarian option) between 9.00am and 11.30am.
The garden centre traces its history back to the 1950s when Frank Dallimore purchased the land on which the garden centre is built. In the 1960s, Frank, with his son Colin, grew a large selection of vegetables that they sold from their garage. They later built a small shop in which to sell their produce.
In the 1980s, as the sales of vegetables decreased (due to supermarkets), they introduced free-range chickens and started to grow some of the first bedding plants, which began their transformation into a nursery.
The new shop, including a coffee shop, was built in 2016.
Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday from 10.00am to 4.00pm
Willow Tree coffee shop
Monday – closed
Tuesday to Saturday from 9.00am to 3.00pm
Sunday from 10.00am to 3.00pm